Cider Summit Seattle Returns to South Lake Union

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Cider Summit Seattle returns to South Lake Union in Seattle, Washington on September 11 – 12. Now in its sixth year, this annual event returns to The South Lake Union Discovery Center near Westlake & Denny in downtown Seattle and is the premiere event during Washington Cider Week that takes place from September 10 – 20. . Cider Summit hours are on Friday, September 11th from 3:00 to8:00pm and on Saturday, September 12th from Noon to 6:00pm.

This will be the 16th Cider Summit produced by SBS & Seattle Beer Collective, having launched the concept in Seattle in September 2010 and expanding to Portland, Chicago, and San Francisco in subsequent years. Each event features 150+ elegantly crafted ciders from producers in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, California, Michigan, New Hampshire, England, France, Spain and others. Tickets are now on-sale and can be purchased in advance by clicking here.

“We’ve been very pleased with the growth of our event in Seattle,” noted SBC’s Ian Roberts. “We believe we have added some nice features and a unique cider selection that will help us reach an even wider audience of cider enthusiasts.”

What makes Cider Summit Seattle so special is that many of the owners and cidermakers will be present during the festival to help guide attendees through their cider sampling. “We believe we’ve created a unique event,” added event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports. “We have found a great home in the South Lake Union neighborhood and we expect a terrific range of ciders. Interest in artisanal cider is exploding right now, and this event is the premier sampling opportunity for both the cider enthusiast and cider curious.”

2015 Seattle Cider Summit Cider List: Cider Summit Seattle Apple 2015

Atlas Cider Company – Bend, OR  Est. 2013

Capitol Cider – Seattle, WA  Est. 2013
Cider Cocktail #1
Cider Cocktail #2

Eden Ice Cider Co. – Newport, VT  Est. 2006
Heirloom Blend
Orleans Herbal
Orleans Bitter
Sparkling Semi-Dry

Attila Hard Cider – Ellensburg, WA  Est. 2013
Attila Scourge of God
Attila Rapture
#6 Cider – Seattle, WA  Est. 2014
True Dry
Honey Ginger
True Original
Blueberry (Fruit Cider Challenge)
Alpenfire Cider – Port Townsend, WA  Est. 2006
Organic Pirates Plank Bone Dry
Dungeness Orchard Blend
Spark! Semi Sweet

Anthem Ciders – Salem, OR  Est. 2010
Apple Cider
Apricot-Honey (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Blue Mountain Cider Co. – Milton-Freewater, OR  Est. 2003
Estate Winesap

Schilling Cider – Auburn, WA
Grapefruit Cider
Ginger Cider
Mischief Make Pomegranate
Grumpy Bear Coffee Nitro
Currently Blacked Out (Fruit Cider Challenge)
Rotating Specialty Ciders

NV Cider – E. Wenatchee, WA
Pear Esssentials
Ginger Pear
Hoppin’ Pear
Pearfect Pie
Cherry Perry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Portland Cider – Oregon City, OR  Est. 2013
Kinda Dry
Crooked Cock Scrumpy
Peach Sweet Tea (Fruit Cider Challenge)

2 Towns/Traditions – Corvallis, OR  Est. 2010
The Outcider
The Bad Apple
The Made Marion
Limited Release
Amity Rose 2012
Riverwood 2013
Bourbon Barrel 2012
Cider Master Reserve #1

Apple Outlaw – Applegate, OR  Est. 2014
Ginger Bite
Hoppin Holdup
Blackberry Bounty
Oaked Sweet Dark Cherry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Red Tank Cider – Bend, OR  Est. 2014

d’s Wicked – Ellensburg, WA  Est. 2013
d’s Wicked Baked Apple
d’s Wicked Green Apple
d’s Fruit Challenge

Artisanal Imports – Austin, TX
Aspall Dry
Aspall Peronnelle’s Blush
Aspall Imperial
Aspall Organic
Farnum Hill Dooryard
Farnum Hill Extra Dry

E.Z. Orchards – Salem, OR  Est. 2009
Roman Beauty
Hawk Haus
Semi Dry

Carlton Cyderworks – Carlton, OR  Est. 2008
Citizen Semi-Dry
Cherry Perry
AHH!!! Apricot Honey Habanero (Fruit Cider Challenge)

CiderHead – Bellingham, WA  Est. 2005
Raspberry CiderHead
Rhubarb CiderHead
Italian Plum (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Dragon’s Head Cider – Vashon, WA  Est. 2011
Traditional Cider
Manchurian Cider
Wild Fermented Cider
Pippin Cider

Eaglemount Wine and Cider – Port Townsend, WA  Est. 2006
Homestead Dry
Rhubarb Cider
Boot Brawl
Raspberry Ginger
Tart Cherry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Elemental Hard Cider – Woodinville, WA  Est. 2014
Dry Apple
Pomegranate Infused
Acai Infused
Root Beer Infused

Finnriver Farm & Cidery – Chimacum, WA  Est. 2008
Black Currant
Forest Ginger
Cyser Cider
Country Peach
Cacao Brandywine

Grizzly Ciderworks – Woodinville, WA  Est. 2013
Woodlander Wit Style
The Bruin Dark & Dry Hopped
Hopclaw Triple Hop
Limited Release Pomegranate

Bull Run Cider – Forest Grove, OR  Est. 2010
Bramble Berry Cider
Dry Hop Cider
Laughing Water Perry
Pear Wine
Strawberry Fields (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Half Pint Ciders – Los Angeles, CA  Est. 2012
101 Black Dog Black Cider
101 India Pale Cider
101 Cactus Red
Troy Cider 2014
Fanjul Sidra
Riestra Sidra

Liberty Ciderworks – Spokane, WA  Est. 2013
Turncoat Dry-Hopped Cider
Macintosh Single Varietal
Stonewall Dry Fly Barrel-Aged
English Style Cider

Manoir du Parc – Normandy, France  Est. 1925
Authentic Cidre
Authentic Poire

Methow Valley Ciderhouse – Winthrop, WA  Est. 2010
Eagle Screechin’ Scrumpy
Pinnacle Goat
Howling Wolf
Honey Bear

Locust Cider – Woodinville, WA  Est. 2014
Original Dry
Green Tea Infused
Dark Cherry
Washington Dessert Apple Reserve
Cranberry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Maeloc Cider – Galicia, Spain   Est. 2008
Maeloc Dry Apple
Maeloc Pear
Maeloc Blackberry
Maeloc Strawberry

Millstone Cellars – Monkton, MD  Est. 2011
Farmgate Dry
Hopvine Dry Hopped
Gingeroot Ginger
Rhuberry Strawberry Rhubarb

Montana CiderWorks – Sula, MT  Est. 2002
North Fork Traditional
Darby Pub Cider
Small Batch- McIntosh

Moonlight Meadery – Londonderry, NH  Est. 2010
How do you like them Apples Bourbon Barrel
How do you like them Little Apples Bourbon Barrel
How do you like them Sour Apples Bourbon Barrel
Boys ‘nd Berries (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Nashi Orchards – Vashon, WA  Est. 2013
Mountain Rose Cider
Issho Ni “together” Cider
Flora Perry
Chojuro Asian Pear Perry
Orchard Gate Imports
Sheppy’s Original Draught   Est. 1917
Sheppy’s Oak Vintage
Thistly Cross Ginger     Est. 2008
Thistly Cross Whisky Cask

J.K.’s Scrumpy – Flushing, MI  Est. 1850
J.K.’s Organic Scrumpy
J.K.’s Northern Neighbour
J.K.’s The Pair Perry
J.K.’s Summer

One Tree Hard Cider – Spokane Valley, WA  Est. 2014
Cranberry Hard Cider
Lemon Basil Hard Cider
Huckleberry Hard Cider
Caramel Cinnamon Hard Cider

Reverend Nat’s – Portland, OR  Est. 2011
Revival Hard Apple
Hallelujah Hopricot
7 Deadly Sins – Wrath

Rogue Cider – Newport, OR  Est. 2014
Fruit Salad Cider
Pink Gin Cider
Raw Cider
Hutch’s Blueberry

Sea Cider – Saanichton, BC  Est. 2001
Bramble Bubbly

Worley’s – Shepton Mallet, England  Est. 2005
Special Reserve
Premium Vintage
Mendip HIlls

Sixknot Cider – Carlton, WA  Est. 2004
High Desert Dry
Purple Sage
Sweet Cherry (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Samuel Smith’s Brewery – Tadcaster, England  Est. 1758
Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider

Cider Riot! – Portland, OR  Est. 2013
Everybody Pogo Hoppy Cider
Burncider Dry Draught Cider
Never Give an Inch Blackberry Cider

Rambling Route Cider – Yakima, WA  Est. 2008
Rambling Route Cider

Snowdrift Cider – E. Wenatchee, WA  Est. 2008
Cliffbreaks Blend

Wandering Aengus – Salem, OR  Est. 2005
Oaked Dry
Golden Russet

Washington Gold Hard Cider – Chelan, WA  Est. 2008
Lake Chelan Heritage

Whitewood Cider Co. – Olympia, WA  Est. 2012
Kingston Black Whiskey Barrel Aged
Old Fangled
Red Cap NW Session Cider
Summer Switchel Cider
Black Cap Blackberry Session Cider (Fruit Cider Challenge)

Woodchuck Cider – Middlebury, VT – Est. 1991
Private Reserve Pumpkin
Fall Harvest
Lazy Hazy Lemon Crazy

Woodinville Ciderworks – Woodinville, WA  Est. 2015
Asian Pear
Tieton Cider Works – Yakima, WA  Est. 2008
Spice Route
Yakima Valley Dry Hopped
Cider Makers Reserve

Seattle Cider Company – Seattle, WA  Est. 2013
Pumpkin Spice
Three Pepper
2014 Washington Heirloom
Red Wine Barrel-Aged Berry
Cold Brew Coffee Cider
Plum Gose Cider (Fruit Cider Challenge)
Sonoma Cider – Healdsburg, CA
Dry Zider
The Pulley
The Anvil
The Pitchfork

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In addition to the superb range of ciders, the event will feature live music, specially paired food selections from Whole Foods Market, Capitol Cider and others. A returning popular feature is the Cider Summit “dog lounge” water station benefitting Seattle Humane. New for 2015 is a Cider Cocktail Lounge hosted by CiderCraft Magazine and Capitol Cider, with a special appearance from author Darlene Hayes.

2015 Seattle Cider Summit Music Schedule:

Friday, September 11
DRUMMERBOY featuring Steve Bailey – 3:15-4:45
Saint Claire – 5:00-5:45
Stacy Jones Band – 6:00-7:30

Saturday, September 12
Josh Schramm – 12:30-1:45
Billy Shew – 2:00-3:30
J.P. Hennessy – 3:45-5:30

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 (cash only) at the door and are available online via Stranger tickets, all Seattle Metro Area Whole Foods Market locations, Capitol Cider, Umpqua Bank South Lake Union and selected bottle shops. Admission includes a souvenir glass and 8 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket. Re-admission will be allowed at any time with event wristband and tasting glass. The event is 21 and over only. Dogs of all ages will be allowed on the event grounds at The South Lake Union Discovery Center.

A special VIP ticket is available for $40. This ticket includes 4 additional tasting tickets and exclusive early admission on Friday from 2p-3p. Only 200 of these tickets are available – exclusively online via the event website. Cider Summit benefits Northwest Cider Association, The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, and Seattle Humane.

South Lake Union Discovery Center
101 Westlake Ave, N.
Seattle, WA 98109